Dream de­sign

Stand out from the crowd in Burleigh’s show­stop­ping “float­ing house”

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - FRONT PAGE - WORDS ANNA RAWL­INGS

IT’S enough to make you look twice.

Clev­erly shaded with a black base and planted on art­ful stilts, the stun­ning res­i­dence ap­pears to float out of a hill.

“I think peo­ple can’t re­ally think out­side the box when it comes to build­ing on a slope, but I thrived on the chal­lenge,” said ven­dor Rozetta Nau­moski.

Ms Nau­moski bought the 405sq m block and then-sham­bling shack in 2016 and set out on a new build.

“I didn’t want to just build a house, I wanted to cre­ate some­thing that had an im­pact on the hill,” she said.

Work­ing with an ar­chi­tect and lo­cal builder, the home came to life about a year later. The res­i­dence man­ages to fit a pool and cinema room and each level has a prom­i­nent fea­ture, from a sunken out­door lounge with fire pit, to Ms Nau­moski’s favourite fea­ture – an out­door con­crete bath­tub on the top level mas­ter re­treat.

The in­te­rior is a flow of matt black, cop­per and tim­ber fin­ishes, with tim­ber fram­ing the stun­ning coast and city views.

Since list­ing the prop­erty through an ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est cam­paign last Novem­ber, Ms Nau­moski has put a price on the prop­erty.

“There’s noth­ing re­ally to com­pare it to, so that was the big­gest chal­lenge, ” Ms Nau­moski said.

“At the mo­ment I’ve put a price on it, I be­lieve that’s what it’s worth in terms of the land value, the cost of the build and the con­sid­er­able ef­fort that’s gone into the home and that’s based off the feed­back that came through the ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est cam­paign,” she said.

Ms Nau­moski also wanted to screen “spec­ta­tors who aren’t se­ri­ous buy­ers” af­ter the prop­erty gar­nered mass at­ten­tion.

“I can’t ac­tu­ally be­lieve how it blew up, I wanted to build a float­ing box on a hill, a nice home that was great for my fam­ily,” said Ms Nau­moski, who has two young daugh­ters and runs a para­plan­ning agency.

“I was go­ing to stay in it for a while but as I built it, it drew that at­ten­tion and the mar­ket’s been good, I want to test sell­ing it ... and it needs to set a bench­mark for the hill.”

Ms Nau­moski has knocked back two of­fers to swap the prop­erty – one in the Whit­sun­days and one lo­cally – so she can build or ren­o­vate her next home.

“I want to keep aim­ing for de­signs that are go­ing to make that im­pact and turn peo­ple’s heads,” she said.

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